92.8 per cent of girls of school age are in secondary education in Hong Kong, lower than the 93.1 per cent for boys. Photo: SCMP 92.8 per cent of girls of school age are in secondary education in Hong Kong, lower than the 93.1 per cent for boys. Photo: SCMP
92.8 per cent of girls of school age are in secondary education in Hong Kong, lower than the 93.1 per cent for boys. Photo: SCMP
Gary Lai
Opinion

Opinion

Gary Lai

The road out of poverty and to gender equality in Hong Kong starts at school

  • Hong Kong should increase its spending, and use the money to fund unique education programmes for girls, with the goal of keeping them healthy and increasing their autonomy

92.8 per cent of girls of school age are in secondary education in Hong Kong, lower than the 93.1 per cent for boys. Photo: SCMP 92.8 per cent of girls of school age are in secondary education in Hong Kong, lower than the 93.1 per cent for boys. Photo: SCMP
92.8 per cent of girls of school age are in secondary education in Hong Kong, lower than the 93.1 per cent for boys. Photo: SCMP
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Gary Lai

Gary Lai

Gary Lai is an economist. He was the founder and director for 10 years of the anti-poverty campaign TKO Poverty.